Synthesizing!....putting all our thinking together. It is funny how little kiddos learn 'big' words. You hear them talking and you think to yourself... "did they just say that?" Does this happen to anyone????? I will hear them say something like:
* I just used my schema!
* The data on the graph says....
* Let's analyze this...
* I just synthesized my ideas!!!
It is so wonderful to hear!
To teach synthesizing, I would mostly have students write their thinking on sticky notes while I read the story. (and we would stop and think, share, and put the new learnings/ideas together).
But I thought it would be fun to actually have students fill out a graphic organizer while reading.
So, here is a little freebie for you: Synthesizing with a Story Map. This is a one-page story map with a candy corn theme. Click HERE.
*If you teach 1st or 2nd Grade and are interested in another October story map and activities that align with Common Core and TEKS, please check out my Halloween Mega Pack .
*And if you would just like the goodies for October (w/o CC activities)...check out the Halloween Party Pack! Kids can even make a cute spider-cat craft (based on the book Scaredy-Cat, Splat!)
Hope you can enjoy the freebie!